- My day begins at 4 A.M. Yes, I am one of those crazy morning people. For years, it was in the wee hours of the morning that I spent time in prayer and reading God’s Word. Somehow, I started using that time to read the local and national news. “Certainly, I need to know what’s going on the world around me,” I reasoned.
- I also began using my early morning time to catch up with my Facebook friends. “God can come later in the day. The news and Facebook is where the action is.”
- As the early morning hours stretched into daylight and my husband made his entrance into the world, I continued to sit starring into that box in front of me. “We’ve got the whole day ahead of us – -he can wait until I get caught up on the news, Facebook, and the many morning blogs that I have subscribed to. After all, we have been married for 46 years; he knows I love him whether I talk to him or not.”
Back to the basics — I had heard that phrase for years, and even have used it myself, but I wanted a definition that we could all identify with in writing this post. So, after some research, the following is a combined definition from several sources. “Back to the basics” means a return to previously held values of decency. People might use the phrase when a situation has become overly complicated and they would prefer to return to more simplistic measures. As I studied that definition, I sensed that some of my previously held values were taking a back seat. I decided to do a self-check to see what had invaded my life and the values I had once held so tightly. This is what I discovered about myself.